Science Background

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

What kind of roles would I be suitable for based on my science/lab background?

If your CURRENT or PREVIOUS job was in SCIENCE/LAB, you could perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry.

Here are some of the typical roles and the expected salaries:

Biochemist

Scientific professionals who study and explore the chemical processes with biological organisms. Within the pharmaceutical industry, biochemists are employed within research and development departments as well as within quality teams in manufacturing departments.

Science Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €35,000 to €40,000
  • After 2 Years: €40,000 to €45,000
  • After 5 Years: €45,000 to €60,000
Science Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $65,744
  • After 2 Years: $82,180
  • After 5 Years: $98,616

Laboratory Technician

Assist industry scientists in their research and testing. This can involve a number of different tasks and these tasks can vary greatly between roles. Within the pharmaceutical industry, laboratory technicians can be employed in research and development or in production and manufacturing. As a result, the work can be based in a laboratory or on a production line, depending on the specific responsibilities of the role.

Science Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €25,000 to €28,000
  • After 2 Years: €28,000 to €32,000
  • After 5 Years: €32,000 to €35,000
Science Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $39,816
  • After 2 Years: $49,770
  • After 5 Years: $59,724

Microbiologist

A scientific professional who studies microorganisms. They play a key role in pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing by testing to monitor levels of microbial contamination at all stages of the manufacturing process.

Science Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €28,000 to €33,000
  • After 2 Years: €33,000 to €45,000
  • After 5 Years: €45,000 to €53,000
Science Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $61,480
  • After 2 Years: $76,850
  • After 5 Years: $92,220

What roles in pharma manufacturing could I retrain for with a biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, pharmacist, pharmacy technician or science/lab background?

Retrain for quality control, quality assurance or lab/science roles in Pharma Manufacturing. Take our “Conversion Course into Quality Roles in Pharma” to work in QA, QC or Lab Roles

Science Job Descriptions & Salaries

Ideal for:

  • anyone with a biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, science/lab, pharmacist, pharmacy technician background

…who want: :to work in QC, QA or lab roles in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry

Duration: 15 weeks
Delivery: Completely Online
Hours per week: 14
Awarding body: GetReskilled

Available Jobs

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